How big a role does music really play in your life? While many of us spend endless hours hooked to our iPods most of our decorating choices influenced by music probably end with a few posters a guitar on the wall or a piano in the living room.
Minimal in its own comfortable way the Madison Residence has an aura that is both rustic and modern at the same time. With ample space to entertain guests and host weekend parties the house can quickly transform into a hub of activity and endless fun when needed. With the deft use of bookcases floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets an air of spaciousness defines this lovely Kansas City home.
Bringing the charm of forest life and an exotic treehouse to big cities we do hope we see more designs such as the Urban Treehouse which push the envelope of what is possible in the world of sustainable architecture.
The makeover started with the removal of the existing indoor partitions to completely overhaul the interior and give it a more open plan living space. By doing away with the unnecessary walls the architects achieved better cross-ventilation and a more flowing interaction between various ‘zones’ of the house.
A walk-on roof light was used to get this task accomplished while cleverly placed timber screens add to the privacy of the courtyard itself. Inside the home large windows exposed brick walls and steel framed doors constantly remind us of the structure’s past.
If it’s views you’re after this airy Kips Bay apartment has got them in nearly every room – even the bathroom! The 4-bedroom 1.5-bathroom luxury duplex boasts a breathtaking 360-degree vantage point of the Empire State Building Midtown and the Hudson River.
This multi-story home was remodeled by Feldman Architecture to combine the classic Victorian exterior with a bright and airy contemporary interior promising the best of both worlds. Steel and glass play a major part in the stylish makeover while gray and white dominate the color palette.